Rapid Risk Assessment for Sex Offence Recidivism

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Rapid Risk Assessment for Sex Offence Recidivism

A brief, four-item screening instrument for risk of sexual offender recidivism among males who have been convicted of at least one sexual offence. It relies on historical information obtained in files and has been widely tested on forensic populations.
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In each of these instruments, violent behavior (violent sexual behavior in the SORAG and RRASOR) is statistically correlates (115) with specific factors in the person's past behavior (a pattern of past violence, for example), circumstances (such as poverty), attitudes toward others (failure to marry or form equivalent relationship), medical and psychiatric history (age when problems began and any injuries to the brain), and substance abuse (alcohol or drugs).
(112.) RRASOR is based on four factors: prior sexual offenses, age at release (young is worse), gender of the victim (male is worse), and relationship to the victim (related is better).
The RRASOR examines four items: (1) the number of prior sex offense convictions or charges, (2) age at release from incarceration, (3) victim gender, and (4) relationship of the offender to the victim.
The Virginia General Assembly during its 2006 legislation session amended the Virginia Code to direct that a score of five or more on the Static-99 be used rather than a score of four or more on the RRASOR. Va.